Wisdom is the absolute never changing knowledge of God. It existed before anything else and has remained pure. It grows in a person’s life with faithfulness leading to spiritual gifts. It opposes foolish behavior and beliefs, and encourages virtuous living and a close relationship with God. Wisdom and grace are both “manifold” – having parts that make them complex. Truth and grace combine to make wisdom. Wisdom is personified as a woman in the Old Testament and is personified again in the New Testament in the person of Jesus.